National Hurricane Center Monitors Hurricane Lee in the Atlantic, Future Forecast Shows Lee Take Big Turn North Wednesday

By  //  September 10, 2023

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center is continuing to monitor Hurricane Lee that is continuing to churn as a Category 2 in the Atlantic on Sunday.

Lee is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph. A slower west-northwestward motion is expected during the next few days, according to NHC.

On the forecast track, Lee is expected to pass well north of the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico into early next week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph with higher gusts. Restrengthening is anticipated over the next day or two.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles. NOAA buoy 40144 located about 90 miles east-northeast of the center of Lee reported a peak sustained wind of 52 mph with a gust to 60 mph (98 km/h) within the past couple of hours.

The minimum central pressure measured by the NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft is 962 mb (28.41 inches).